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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Grahamstown, South Africa; Plettenburg Bay, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Fall
  • Restrictions: SPU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: SPU Faculty-led Areas of Study: English, Global Development, Reconciliation, Travel Writing
Program Type: Study Abroad Internship: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Number of Credits: 8
Service Learning: Yes
Program Description:

Africa 2014
South African Literature and Theatre

The next South Africa Global Seminar will run in Fall 2020

Program Overview

This three-week program immerses students in South African culture, history, literature, film, and theatre. Students will earn eight credits during this experiential form of learning with opportunities to visit a children's home, meet with locals and talk about life during Apartheid and the changes in the new democracy.  We will visit the museums of Cape Town and attend a writer's festival, with guest speakers and visits to local communities. This experience will include travel across the country to hike to the tip of South Africa, visit the
National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, wander in the African crafts market, and lastly, ride in jeeps on safari in Aquila Game Reserve.

Here are some highlights of South Africa Study Abroad program:Homestay in Gugulethu
  • Visit to Robben Island to see Nelson Mandela's cell
  • Go on safari to see lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, zebras, and other animals in their natural habitat
  • National Arts Festival: 2,000 performances—theater, art, film, music
  • Shopping in the International Markets of Grahamstown
  • Visit to District 6 and the Slave Museum to learn the history of this area
  • Excursion to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Sit in the sand at the tip of Cape Point
  • Drive along the Garden Route, a beautiful stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa
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This program is currently not accepting applications.